- Bledsoe case influences bill requiring taped interrogations Updated: Feb-07-16 12:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Law enforcement would be required to record some interrogations under a bill influenced by the case of a Kansas man who spent nearly 16 years behind bars for a killing his brother eventually admitted to committing.
- Kansas student newspaper sues administrators Updated: Feb-06-16 6:27 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student Senate.
- Committee chair says school district bill won't proceed Updated: Feb-06-16 5:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The chairman of the Kansas House education committee says his panel won't vote on a school consolidation measure.
- Analysis: Power struggle heart of debate over Kansas courts Updated: Feb-06-16 10:11 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A legislative dispute over how Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected is a political struggle over whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters can make their conservative fiscal and social policies stick well into the future.
- Kansas bill would protect underage drinkers who seek help Updated: Feb-05-16 4:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Underage drinkers could avoid criminal charges if they call for medical help under a bill the Kansas House approved Friday in what supporters said is an effort to head off preventable tragedies.
- Officials say no confirmed cases of Zika virus in Kansas Updated: Feb-05-16 4:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Health officials say Kansas has not had any confirmed cases of the Zika virus.
- Kansas Senate committee passes step therapy legislation Updated: Feb-05-16 11:43 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate will consider a bill that would require Medicaid patients to try lower-cost drugs before moving to more expensive treatments.
- Kansas confirms first causes of flu in this flu season Updated: Feb-05-16 5:00 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas health officials have confirmed the first flu cases in the state for the current flu season.
- Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House rejected a proposal Thursday that would give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
- Kansas school district consolidation draws opposition Updated: Feb-04-16 8:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Opponents of a measure that would consolidate school districts told lawmakers this week they worried the plan would lead to school closures and a loss of local control over education.
- Police chase leads to deadly downtown Topeka crash Updated: Feb-04-16 7:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A man has been arrested after a police pursuit that ended in a deadly three-vehicle crash in Topeka.
- Kansas budget plan hits college, boosts officers, hospitals Updated: Feb-04-16 7:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would give prison officers a pay raise, attempt to boost staffing at mental hospitals and grant lawmakers greater oversight of spending at the state's largest university under a budget-balancing plan a legislative committee approved Thursday.
- Kansas House panel adds $3M to budget for mental hospitals Updated: Feb-04-16 4:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The two state mental hospitals in Kansas would receive an additional $3 million total in their current budgets under a proposal approved by a legislative committee.
- University's bond issue prompts budget move in Kansas House Updated: Feb-04-16 4:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new legislative budget measure would limit the University of Kansas' ability to spend unanticipated tuition dollars and extra special funds.
- Kansas university mason finds 88-year-old note at stadium Updated: Feb-04-16 1:25 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A mason working on a Kansas university building has found an 88-year-old handwritten note that gives a glimpse into the lives of laborers in 1928.
- Open house planned for new Topeka wellness center Updated: Feb-04-16 6:52 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - An open house for Topeka residents has been planned for the new Health and Wellness Center that the city has opened for its employees and retirees.
- State high court to convene next month at Topeka High School Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court will be conducting a special evening session at Topeka High School next month as part of its ongoing outreach efforts to familiarize state residents with the court.
- Former Manhattan bank manager sentenced for embezzling Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The former manager of a bank branch in Manhattan faces a little more than two years in prison for embezzling about $277,000 from the bank.
- Kansas Senate approves bill to lessen marijuana penalties Updated: Feb-03-16 7:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would decrease penalties for first and second-time marijuana possession under a bill overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the state Senate, though pot users still could face stiff fines and time in a county jail.
- Kansas lawmakers pledge support for transparency legislation Updated: Feb-03-16 4:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are pledging support for a bill that would open up private emails sent by public employees about government business.
- Kansas man pleads guilty in plot to bomb Army post Updated: Feb-03-16 4:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas man whose lawyer says he is mentally ill pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with a plot to plant a bomb outside an Army post, acknowledging that he wanted to aid the Islamic State group.
- Proposed bill would allow prosecution of Kansas teachers Updated: Feb-03-16 4:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to be prosecuted for presenting material perceived as harmful to minors.
- Latest: Kansas man pleads guilty to 2 counts in bomb plot Updated: Feb-03-16 2:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on a Kansas man charged in an alleged plot to bomb an Army post (all times local):
- Parolee in mutilation case arrested in drunken driving crash Updated: Feb-03-16 12:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Wichita man on parole for killing a Topeka man and removing his tattoos and teeth to prevent identification has been arrested.
- Ending power plant deal would cost state more than $400K Updated: Feb-03-16 8:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Putting a stop to a controversial financial deal to build a new power plant for the Kansas Statehouse and four nearby government office buildings would cost $409,000.